An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn

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    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn

    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn
    Genevieve Garruppo for Uprise Art

    Tze Chun is the founder of the online art gallery, Uprise Art. With the tagline for the next generation of collectors, Chun's vision has been one of making art accessible for those who want to bring art home and into their workplace. It's no wonder that this gallerist, who is changing the landscape of collecting by introducing works online, worked with another online platform to design her Brooklyn loft. Chun reached out to Casey DeBois of the New York startup, Homepolish, to design a space for her and her husband that was a perfect reflection of their aesthetic. 

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    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn

    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn
    Genevieve Garruppo for Uprise Art

    For Chun, she wanted a space that reflected her cultural roots and she and her husband Geoff's love of throwback style. The design concept began with her familial roots - a desire for a mix of 1960s Hong Kong and Singapore style. In addition, the couple's love of vintage served as inspiration for the furniture brought into the space. 

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    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn

    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn
    Genevieve Garruppo for Uprise Art

    With an open plan loft, the design had to also focus on the practical - making room for both public and private living areas. With no closets in the entire interior, storage became necessary for each and every space, from the office nook to the bedroom. 

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    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn

    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn
    Genevieve Garruppo for Uprise Art

    With all of the inspirational elements that were brought into the design, there was one more - the beautiful bones of the loft. Featuring original red brick and unique details, like paved over windows, the space feels quintessentially Brooklyn, with a cool industrial feel. 

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    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn

    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn
    Genevieve Garruppo for Uprise Art

    DeBois also managed to bring home one of the most important things for Chun - art. Throughout the space, brightly hued paintings by Xochi Solis, Erin Lynn Welsh and Adam Ryder cover the walls. All artists with Uprise Art. 

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    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn

    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn
    Genevieve Garruppo for Uprise Art

    The light-filled space is also home to an abundance of foliage. Plants extend into every corner, in the bedroom, living area, and kitchen and dining room. The sense of greenery is not only a beautiful addition to the urban living environment, but a great way to reflect the couple's design aesthetic. The shades of green are likely a reminder of Chun's Singapore roots, and also of one of their favorite places - the Hudson, New York, where they married. 

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    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn

    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn
    Genevieve Garruppo for Uprise Art

    The layout of the space also has something that you don't see often in Brooklyn apartments - stairs. DeBois took the opportunity to give this feature special attention. The stairs have been wallpapered in Pineapple Ebony Wallpaper from Rifle Paper Co. The effect is charming.  

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    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn

    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn
    Genevieve Garruppo for Uprise Art

    Up the stairs, and the kitchen is large enough for entertaining. For a modern touch, hairpin bar stools in mango wood stand out. 

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    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn

    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn
    Genevieve Garruppo for Uprise Art

    The seating in the dining area was chosen by Chun. A mix of vintage seating found throughout the city, including peacock chair, rattan chair, mid-century modern seat. The eclectic mix makes the space feel like items have been collected over time. 

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    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn

    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn
    Genevieve Garruppo for Uprise Art

    The final requirement for the interior was to make sure that it was welcoming. And it absolutely is. Furnishings have been brought in that soften the industrial nature of the brick and loft layout. Even in the small corners of the space, a mix of plants and furnishings help to warm up the interior. Here, a vintage bar cart is perfect for entertaining when guests come over. 

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    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn

    An Artsy Loft In Brooklyn
    Genevieve Garruppo for Uprise Art

    Chun's apartment is an inspiring and approachable environment, where art is beautifully displayed. Pieces from Chun's collection add warmth to the space, especially when they're from the artists that she represents. In the entryway, a piece from artist Jen Wink Hays adds a colorful moment over the lucite console.  

    For more from Uprise Art, explore their collection of one-of-a-kind objects, perfect for styling an interior. And check out works from new artists, including Karina Bania, Kindah Khalidy and Cindy Hsu Zell. Finally, explore their under $800 collection for pieces that are affordable for the new collector.